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Blind
by Alex Magno - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
When infections broke out in Melbourne, Australia, the authorities completely locked down the large city.
Post-Trump
by Alex Magno - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I have not seen reliable data on how Filipino-Americans are voting in next week’s crucial presidential elections.
Underdog
by Alex Magno - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
We do not see this often: the incumbent is running as underdog.
Protracted
by Alex Magno - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Who could have thought this would happen in our lifetime: Christmas parties are now officially banned by the IATF.
Overtaken
by Alex Magno - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
It finally happened. Vietnam has overtaken us in the development race.
Fickle
by Alex Magno - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
This was a wild week for the House of Representatives even by its own standards.
Shallower
by Alex Magno - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The IMF had adjusted its 2020 growth projections for the global economy. From the original projection of a 5.2 percent contraction, the multilateral agency adjusted this to a contraction of 4.4 percent.
Messenger
by Alex Magno - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no point shooting the messenger. It is more fruitful understanding the context and consequences of the message.
Indebted
by Alex Magno - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
This week the US reached a disturbing milestone. The country’s debt, driven by pandemic-related spending, just grew larger than its economy.
91%
by Alex Magno - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Even in strictly nominal terms, it is a jaw-dropping number.
Budget
by Alex Magno - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Nothing on the legislative table at this moment is more important than acting on the 2021 national budget.
Beep
by Alex Magno - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The quickest way we could get our economy going while continuing the fight against the virus is to absorb as much digital technology into our processes as possible.
Unclear
by Alex Magno - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The morning after, the outcome remained unclear.
Impracticable
by Alex Magno - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
From all semblances, the 15-21 term sharing arrangement for Speaker of the House has been set aside.
Uphill
by Alex Magno - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The best recovery forecast I have seen so far came from an international bank. It foresees the Philippine economy growing by 9 percent in 2021.
Bombshell
by Alex Magno - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte delivered a well-crafted speech, pre-recorded for the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
Bluff
by Alex Magno - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The European Parliament passed a resolution threatening the Philippine government with the removal of preferential tariff arrangements for our exports if detained Sen. Leila de Lima is not released, the court’s...
Privatize
by Alex Magno - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It seems privatizing the controversy-ridden PhilHealth hangs in President Duterte’s mind.
Data
by Alex Magno - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Twice over the last few days, the Department of Health reported very sharp spikes in deaths attributed to COVID-19. In another setting, this could have sparked great alarm among our citizens.
Testing
by Alex Magno - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Yesterday, one of our correspondents wrote a sketchy report about the Department of Health claiming we now have the highest testing capacity in Asia. My deadline for this piece prevents me from getting more details...
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